Manchester



Manchester has become the epicenter of northern New England’s business and financial activity developing tomorrow’s technologies. Entrepreneurs and public companies alike are moving into refurbished mill facilities and international trade zones, attracted by favorable tax climate, an innovation mindset and a workforce fit for the future.

As the only international law firm in Manchester, we bring world-class corporate and litigation teams to businesses whether their marketplace is regional or global. Knowing financing drives innovation, we’ve grown a national private equity team based in Manchester that operates a unique network matching ideas with capital. Banks, insurance companies and businesses of all sizes pick our team to handle corporate transactions of any complexity.

Our litigators are nationally recognized for solving the most complicated and highest profile business and governmental disputes and have significant trial and class action experience. We have differentiating knowledge and experience working with health care and financial services companies. And we have unusual capability to help clients navigate government investigations and criminal matters. In 2015, Benchmark Litigation named our Manchester office “New Hampshire Firm of the Year” in their annual guide to leading litigation firms.

Nixon Peabody is a business and pro bono service leader among New Hampshire law firms and deeply committed to giving back to our communities. We are sustaining members of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility and a Steward-level member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Sununu Center victims unhappy with $100 million deal

NH Journal | May 09, 2022

This article covering reaction to the New Hampshire state Senate’s approval of a $100 million settlement fund for victims of alleged abuse at the state’s Youth Development Center (now known as the Sununu Youth Services Center) includes comments from Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Dave Vicinanzo, the lead attorney for hundreds of victims. Dave mentions that 450 lawsuits have been filed against the state with 100 more to be filed soon.

Lawyer representing hundreds criticizes states plan to settle their YDC abuse claims

New Hampshire Bulletin | May 02, 2022

Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Dave Vicinanzo, the lead attorney for approximately 500 victims of alleged abuse at the state’s Youth Development Center, is quoted throughout this article for his concerns related to caps on claims and the exclusion of emotional abuse claims from a proposed $100 million compensation fund. Dave and team have submitted proposed changes they believe would make this a truly victim-friendly bill.

The state was supposed to rehabilitate them. Instead, hundreds of children were allegedly abused in NH

The Boston Globe | April 22, 2022

This feature article examining decades of alleged institutional abuse and violence at New Hampshire’s Youth Development Center mentions Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Dave Vicinanzo, who is representing approximately 500 alleged victims while the state’s legislature considers a settlement plan that would set aside funds for them.

Top lawyer suing YDC says $100M fund for victims isn't enough

New Hampshire Union Leader | April 07, 2022

This article covers Manchester Government Investigations &White-Collar Defense partner Dave Vicinanzo’s comments to the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee. Dave, who is the lead attorney for nearly 500 victims of alleged abuse at the state’s Youth Development Center, told the Committee that proposed legislation including a $100 million compensation fund for victims of alleged sexual and physical abuse at the facility requires significant changes.

Was Kittery's pot-license lottery stacked in favor of those with the most cash?

Portland Press Herald | March 06, 2022

Manchester Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense associate Mike Strauss is quoted throughout this article, which focuses on cannabis client Sweet Dirt challenging the legality and fairness of a lottery system used in Kittery, Maine, that determined who can apply for three available recreational marijuana retail licenses.

Government audit and enforcement regarding pandemic relief funds in 2022

New Hampshire Bar News | January 28, 2022

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner David Vicinanzo, and Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz contributed this article related to healthcare providers that have received coronavirus relief funds, and what those organizations should be aware of as we enter the audit and enforcement phase of government relief programs.

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

Associated Press | January 20, 2022

This article covering New Hampshire’s proposed $100 million settlement fund related to claims of child sex abuse by former workers at a state-run youth detention center quotes Manchester partner and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense leader David Vicinanzo, who is representing alleged victims in the case. The NP team also includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane and associates Kierstan Schultz and Nate Warecki, and GIWC partner Mark Knights and associate Michael Strauss, all of Manchester.

Settlement fund proposed for youth center sex abuse victims

Associated Press | January 18, 2022

This article covering New Hampshire’s proposed $100 million settlement fund related to claims of child sex abuse by former workers at a state-run youth detention center quotes Manchester partner and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense leader David Vicinanzo, who is representing alleged victims in the case. The NP team also includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane and associates Kierstan Schultz and Nate Warecki, and GIWC partner Mark Knights and associate Michael Strauss, all of Manchester.

Granite Recovery Centers acquired by Texas company

New Hampshire Union Leader | January 05, 2022

This article on BayMark Health Services’ acquisition of Granite Recovery Centers mentions NP for the work by Manchester partner and Private Equity practice leader Phil Taub, Washington DC partner and Tax practice co-leader Sean Clancy, and New York City partner Rachel Pugliese and associate Shaziah Singh, all of the Corporate group, for advising Granite Recovery Centers.

'Rigged' cannabis shop process? Sweet Dirt threatens to sue Kittery over lottery system

Portsmouth Herald | December 30, 2021

Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense associate Michael Strauss is quoted throughout this article on cannabis client Sweet Dirt’s assertion that the town of Kittery, ME should undo results of a flawed recreational marijuana license selection process or face a lawsuit. Mike and Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane are representing Sweet Dirt parent Northeast Kind Holdings in the pending litigation.

BayMark Health expands SUD treatment footprint with purchase of Granite Recovery Centers

Behavioral Health Business | December 23, 2021

This article on BayMark Health Services’ acquisition of Granite Recovery Centers mentions NP for the work by Manchester partner and Private Equity practice leader Phil Taub, Washington DC partner and Tax practice co-leader Sean Clancy, and New York City partner Rachel Pugliese and associate Shaziah Singh, all of the Corporate group, for advising Granite Recovery Centers.

NH's largest teachers' union joins suit over law restricting teachings on racism, oppression

New Hampshire Public Radio | December 20, 2021

This following article covers a new lawsuit in New Hampshire challenging a state law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms—arguing the law’s vague language prevents students from having an open and complete dialogue about the perspectives of historically marginalized communities, as well as on topics concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The federal lawsuit was brought by the National Education Association – New Hampshire and two school administrators, with the plaintiffs represented by a broad coalition including NP, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

The NP team working on this case includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of Manchester, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York City GIWC partner Travis Hill.

Second lawsuit filed challenging NH anti-discrimination law

Associated Press | December 20, 2021

This following article covers a new lawsuit in New Hampshire challenging a state law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms—arguing the law’s vague language prevents students from having an open and complete dialogue about the perspectives of historically marginalized communities, as well as on topics concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The federal lawsuit was brought by the National Education Association – New Hampshire and two school administrators, with the plaintiffs represented by a broad coalition including NP, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

The NP team working on this case includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of Manchester, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York City GIWC partner Travis Hill.

NH race, gender censorship law challenged by teachers

Bloomberg Law | December 20, 2021

This following article covers a new lawsuit in New Hampshire challenging a state law that regulates what can be taught in classrooms—arguing the law’s vague language prevents students from having an open and complete dialogue about the perspectives of historically marginalized communities, as well as on topics concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. The federal lawsuit was brought by the National Education Association – New Hampshire and two school administrators, with the plaintiffs represented by a broad coalition including NP, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

The NP team working on this case includes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of Manchester, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, and New York City GIWC partner Travis Hill.

Whistleblower-initiated FCA investigation highlights risks to PPP borrowers, other pandemic relief beneficiaries

The Banking Law Journal | December 13, 2021

A cross-practice team contributed this article covering the first False Claims Act settlement over Paycheck Protection Program funds that arose from a whistleblower complaint, and it offers insight on the implications of this action for other beneficiaries of coronavirus relief. The NP team comprises Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and Manchester partner David Vicinanzo; Washington, DC partner Adam Tarosky, and Chicago partner Christopher Hotaling, both of the GIWC group; Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan; and New York Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas.

A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be a Mergers and Acquisitions Expert?

Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love Podcast | December 06, 2021

In this podcast episode, M&A partner Philip Taub discusses his career path, and how he has focused his strengths, talents, and skills in a profession he feels passionate about.

Lawsuit alleges DHHS fails to properly administer Medicaid waiver program

Granite State News Collaborative | December 04, 2021

This article covers a federal judge’s decision that a class-action lawsuit over the plaintiffs’ right to live independently instead of being placed in institutional care may proceed, quoting Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz. In addition to Kierstan, the NP team working on the case includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Deane, Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, and paralegal Sharon Willier, all of the Manchester office.

Judge allows health care lawsuit vs state to proceed

New Hampshire Union Leader | November 29, 2021

This article, covering a federal judge’s ruling that a class-action lawsuit over the plaintiffs’ right to live independently instead of being placed in institutional care may proceed, quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz on the decision. In addition to Kierstan, the NP team working on the case includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Deane, Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, and paralegal Sharon Willier, all of the Manchester office.

PPP borrowers - beware of whistleblowers

New Hampshire Business Review | October 25, 2021

Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo, of the Manchester office, and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan co-authored this article on the threat whistleblowers can pose to businesses that received PPP funds, using a recent DOJ settlement as an example to put PPP beneficiaries on alert.

Cybersecurity tips for unwary businesses

Supply & Demand Chain Executive | August 31, 2021

Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share, of the Corporate group, contributed this article, which provides several suggestions business owners and leaders should consider now to plan for a cyberattack worst-case scenario.

Off Track: Federal court dismisses false statement charge because, well, the government didn't allege a false statement

New Hampshire Bar News | July 21, 2021

Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and associate Michael Strauss contributed this article summarizing and analyzing a federal judge’s dismissal of a 1001 charge against a New Hampshire home exterior company related to alleged false statements.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.

A new president's administration takes a different tack on enforcement

New Hampshire Business Review | June 11, 2021

Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and partner David Vicinanzo, GIWC partner Mark Knights and associate Michael Strauss, and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, all in Manchester, contributed this article on the Biden administration’s enforcement priorities, outlining a response plan for businesses faced with government investigations.

DIF fund to buy Oklahoma wind farm

Power Finance & Risk | June 09, 2021

This article mentions NP for advising DIF Capital Partners’ infrastructure fund on its agreement to acquire the Kingfisher wind farm in Oklahoma. The deal team includes Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Shariff Barakat, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Buffalo Global Finance partner Martha Anderson, and Rochester Corporate associate Aya Hoffman.

Also contributing to the deal were New York City Corporate partner Rick Cox; Manchester partner Mark Beaudoin and San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Washington, DC partners Elizabeth Whittle and Bob Daileader and counsel Ken Weiner, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Notorious bank robber Anthony Shea gets new sentence on appeal

Manchester Ink Link | April 30, 2021

This article on convicted violent armed robber Anthony Shea getting a new sentence for one of his charges quotes Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and Manchester partner Dave Vicinanzo, one of the original prosecutors on the case, on why Shea should never be released from prison.

Lakeville marijuana application for Northeast Alternatives still on hold after court hearing

The Herald News | April 28, 2021

This article, covering a client’s long-pending application for a provisional license to open a cultivation facility, quotes Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights from arguments on Monday before a Suffolk Superior Court judge, stating that NP client Northeast Alternatives deserves an answer.

Firms offering wide range of alternative fees

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | April 07, 2021

This story, which explores alternative fee arrangements for clients, quotes Litigation Department Chair and Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Scott O’Connell throughout the article on what clients look for in fee agreements and how NP can partner with them to achieve their objectives.

Planet Fitness scores end to two suits over fees in pandemic

Law360 | March 26, 2021

This article covers an Illinois federal judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit filed by two Planet Fitness members claiming the gym had unlawfully charged them fees during the pandemic. Chicago partner Rich Tilghman and associate Henry Caldwell, and Manchester partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, all in the Complex Commercial Disputes group, were mentioned for representing Planet Fitness.

Swim With a Mission

Wreaths Across America Radio | February 24, 2021

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub joined this veterans’ advocacy radio program to discuss his nonprofit, Swim With a Mission, which raises money to support worthy organizations that service, support, and honor our nation’s veterans.

What Biden owes children and families separated at the border

The Boston Globe | February 13, 2021

This article, covering a national class action lawsuit that seeks compensation for thousands of families separated at the border under the previous administration, quotes Manchester Complex Corporate Disputes associate Nate Warecki on how the facts in the case may lead to an upending of precedents. In addition to Nate, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader David Vicinanzo and Boston associate Lauren Maynard are also working on the case.

40 Under Forty: Nathan P. Warecki

New Hampshire Union Leader | January 24, 2021

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki is profiled in this article for being honored as one of the Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty award recipients in 2021.

Lawsuit Says Missing NH In-Home Care Leads to Nursing Home Stays

Inside Health Policy | January 19, 2021

This article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program. The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

Lawsuit Seeks Stop to Unnecessary Placements in NH Nursing Homes

Concord Monitor | January 12, 2021

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz is quoted in this article covering a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program. In addition to Kierstan, the NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

Medicaid waiver enrollees put at risk of unnecessary nursing home placement, lawsuit claims

McKnight’s Senior Living | January 12, 2021

The following article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program.

The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

New Hampshire Sued over 'Unnecessary' Nursing Facility Placements

Reuters Legal | January 11, 2021

The following article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program.

The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

Lawsuit Alleges New Hampshire Is Failing to Administer Program for Seniors, People with Disabilities

New Hampshire Public Radio | January 11, 2021

The following article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program.

The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

Lawsuit: State Shirking Responsibility for At-Home Care Services

New Hampshire Union Leader | January 11, 2021

The following article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program.

The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

New Hampshire House to Hold Hybrid Public Hearings on Bills

The Associated Press | January 11, 2021

The following article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program.

The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

Phil Taub: A Thanksgiving tradition

New Hampshire Union Leader | November 23, 2020

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub wrote this op-ed about the many things for which he’s thankful this year, from our country’s active service members and veterans to those giving back to their local communities. Of note, Phil’s nonprofit, Swim With A Mission, was chosen to distribute over $4 million to veteran service organizations dedicated to helping veterans struggling with homelessness and mental health issues.

Mass. Pot Co. Says Regulator Sat On Application for Months

Law360 | September 21, 2020

Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights is quoted in this article on a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary’s lawsuit alleging the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has failed to take action on the dispensary’s license application for nearly three times the 90-day prescribed turnaround time. The article mentions Mark and Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense associate Charles Dell’Anno for representing the dispensary, Northeast Alternatives.

"Swim with a Mission" to oversee distribution of $4M to NH veterans groups

New Hampshire Union Leader | September 21, 2020

Private Equity team leader and Swim with a Mission co-founder Phil Taub is quoted in this feature story on the unprecedented leadership role for the nonprofit in distributing $4 million to Hew Hampshire veterans groups.

Paper Store Receives Higher Bid at Auction

The Deal | August 28, 2020

Boston Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is mentioned in this article for representing TPS Group Holdings LLC in its stalking horse bid in Paper Store LLC’s bankruptcy auction. Private Equity group leader and Manchester partner Phil Taub is also representing the investor group.

Paper Store Names Insider Vehicle as Lead Bidder in Ch. 11

The Deal | August 06, 2020

Boston Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is mentioned in this article for representing TPS Group Holdings LLC in its stalking horse bid in Paper Store LLC’s bankruptcy auction. Private Equity group leader and Manchester partner Phil Taub is also representing the investor group.

Senate report: Opaque art market helped oligarchs evade sanctions

New York Times | July 29, 2020

Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and partner David Vicinanzo, based in Manchester, was mentioned for representing art adviser Gregory Baltser against allegations that he and his art agency transacted with U.S.-sanctioned individuals in the art industry. Boston Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero is also supporting this matter.

The art world has a money laundering problem

CNN Business | July 29, 2020

Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and partner David Vicinanzo, based in Manchester, was mentioned for representing art adviser Gregory Baltser against allegations that he and his art agency transacted with U.S.-sanctioned individuals in the art industry. Boston Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero is also supporting this matter.

Aetna Blasts Conformis For Using Patient To Force Coverage

Law360 | July 24, 2020

Complex Commercial Disputes co-practice group leader and Boston partner Steve LaRose and Manchester associate Kierstan Schultz were mentioned in this article for representing Aetna in a suit regarding coverage for medical device manufacturer Conformis’ customized total knee implants.

COVID-19 is Changing Tech Contracting, Sort of, But Not Really

Supply & Demand Chain Executive | July 14, 2020

Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share, of the Corporate practice group, contributed this article on tech contracting in the coronavirus era, explaining why now is as good a time as any for businesses to review their contracting procedures.

Judge Allows Immigrant Detainees To Fight Living Conditions

Law360 | June 17, 2020

This article, covering a federal judge’s order that immigration detainees at Strafford County (NH) Department of Corrections can challenge their living conditions amid COVID-19, quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nathan Warecki. The article also mentions the team of NP attorneys representing the detainees in the case: Litigation Department Head Scott O’Connell; Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo and associate Colin Missett; Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, and associates Marx Calderon and Michael Strauss.

Judge chastises ICE as Strafford County jail worker tests positive for COVID-19

New Hampshire Union Leader | May 15, 2020

This article, covering developments in the case of immigration detainees at Strafford County (N.H.) Department of Corrections, extensively quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nathan Warecki after the judge chastised Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not doing enough to identify medically vulnerable immigration detainees. On Friday, a staff member at the jail tested positive for COVID-19. Thus far, 14 civil immigration detainees have been released from the facility as a result of the class action lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody, the ACLU and four regional law firms.

Judge says COVID-19 can't be only reason to release ICE detainees

New Hampshire Union Leader | April 27, 2020

This article, covering Monday’s hearing in the case of immigration detainees at Strafford County (N.H.) Department of Corrections, quotes Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki contending why detainees should be released to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The article notes the judge “seemed to be leaning toward arguments” that conditions at the facility could be enough to make her order bail hearings for all immigration detainees at the facility—as sought in the class action lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody, the ACLU and four regional law firms.

Investors are making tough decisions on startups

The Boston Globe | April 27, 2020

This article quotes Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub, head of the firm’s Private Equity team, on difficult decisions private equity firms are having to make in terms of which startups get funding and which do not in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fighting pandemic without TP requires mental toughness

New Hampshire Union Leader | April 24, 2020

Following up on last month’s Union Leader op-ed (“I didn’t have a plan, so I bought toilet paper”), Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub wrote this article on developing resilience and mental fortitude amid the pandemic. Phil includes insights from a Marine, a Green Beret, and an Army veteran.

Immigration detainees granted release from jail

Concord (N.H.) Monitor | April 24, 2020

This article covers the temporary release of two ICE civil detainees from the Strafford County (N.H.) Department of Corrections in connection with the class action lawsuit filed by Nixon Peabody, the ACLU and four regional law firms. The lawsuit seeks the immediate release of all ICE civil detainees from SCDOC to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The article quotes Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki, both of Manchester.

Former United Way VP asks judge for home confinement, claims he is vulnerable to COVID-19

New Hampshire Union Leader | March 30, 2020

This article highlights the efforts of Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane and associate Michael Strauss to secure home confinement for their client, who is currently serving a sentence in a Merrimack County jail where a corrections officer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dated Mass. courts present risks, opportunities amid crisis

Law360 | March 25, 2020

Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, of Boston, and Litigation Department chair Scott O’Connell, of Manchester, discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the near-freeze on Massachusetts court proceedings during social distancing in the commonwealth.

In stressed legal industry, calls for kindness during crisis

Law360 | March 24, 2020

Litigation Department Head Scott O’Connell talks to Law360 about how the unfolding coronavirus pandemic has changed the way lawyers are approaching their jobs. “There is a level of collegiality and cooperation that has been refreshing,” Scott says.

Phil Taub: I didn’t have a plan, so I bought toilet paper

New Hampshire Union Leader | March 18, 2020

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub wrote this op-ed sharing the insights of three retired Navy SEALs who talked about how people react in times of fear and anxiety, and how we can be strategic in our approach to the coronavirus outbreak.

Private equity firms begin to wrestle with coronavirus risk

Wall Street Journal | February 27, 2020

Manchester Corporate partner Phil Taub talks to the Wall Street Journal about the personal and professional impact of the coronavirus outbreak on private-equity practitioners.

Bye to Bad Habits: Lawyers share resolutions for 2020

Law360 | January 24, 2020

This article on 2020 New Year’s resolutions from attorneys features Providence Labor and Employment partner and Professional Personnel partner Stacie Collier and Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell sharing their goals for the new year.

Unwanted pre-recorded calls don’t violate TCPA

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | January 23, 2020

This article mentions Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Troy Lieberman, who earned a favorable ruling on behalf of defendant Boston Scientific in a class action suit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Proposed rules aim to transform key federal laws restricting health care arrangements

New Hampshire Bar News | January 15, 2020

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz and Los Angeles Health Care associate Harsh Parikh co-wrote this contributed article analyzing two new rules proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed at addressing perceived barriers to care coordination and value-based care in the health industry.

Hospitals lobby to delay DSH funding cuts as October 1 deadline looms

Crain’s New York | September 06, 2019

In this story, Litigation Department Head Scott O’Connell offers his perspective on new financial uncertainty for hospitals as an October deadline looms to avoid large cuts to federal funding for facilities that treat large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients.

2nd Circ.'s Seminal Rejection of FCPA Conviction Challenge

Law360 | August 28, 2019

New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.

First-half volume took a Northeast dip

The Bond Buyer | August 19, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ascension to the No. 2 spot in bond counsel rankings in the Northeast for the first half of the year.

Sununu vetoes auto repair reimbursement bill

New Hampshire Union Leader | August 18, 2019

In this story, Manchester Corporate partner Jim Hatem, whose clients include State Farm Insurance, shares his perspective on a bill vetoed by New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu that would have likely raised auto insurance premiums in New Hampshire by limiting the ability of insurers to control repair costs.

In High Court's Kisor Ruling, 2 Important Doctrines Survive

Law360 | June 28, 2019

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Deane and associate Nathan Warecki authored this article about the Supreme Court’s decision in Kisor v. Wilkie and the potential impact the ruling will have in the future.

Learn about the 2019 10 to Watch winners and all 20 finalists

Foster’s Daily Democrat | May 22, 2019

Manchester Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights was among the finalists in the sixth annual “10 to Watch” Seacoast Young Professionals.

Get the message: Update to the FCPA corporate enforcement policy

Reuters’ Government Contract | May 20, 2019

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Michael Strauss, both of the Manchester office, co-wrote this contributed article outlining changes in the way the Department of Justice expects companies to preserve “ephemeral communications” such as WhatsApp messages.

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